The Guardians of Wine
MANUFACTURERS OF NATURAL CORK STOPPERS SINCE 1956
Natural cork stoppers made from the finest cork, ensuring top-notch quality.
We understand how important it is to make the right decisions when it comes to protecting and preserving what matters most. The right stopper can make a difference.
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Parramon Exportap is a family business founded in 1956 in Cassà de la Selva (Girona), 90 km from Barcelona, dedicated to the manufacturing of natural cork stoppers, microgranulated cork, and special stoppers for spirits, distilled beverages, oils, and essences, among others.
With more than 900 clients distributed in over 13 countries, Parramon Exportap serves its products to the best wineries in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, the United States, Central America, South Africa, and Japan.
Parramon Exportap’s industrial plant has a production capacity of 50 million stoppers annually and incorporates patented own technology that allows control and guarantees the quality of the raw material, the production process, quality control, and the final finish.
TCA-free with VOCUS technology
The “Vocus Cork Analyzer” is an industrial solution designed by TOFWERK (Switzerland) for the analysis of sensory defects in cork stoppers. This device is notable for:
- Its ability to analyze cork stoppers one by one in 2 seconds.
- The precision with which it quantitatively determines TCA levels below the sensory threshold.
- Its contribution to wine quality by identifying and discarding defective corks before sale, so they do not affect the wine.
- Being specifically designed for the analysis of sensory defects in natural cork stoppers.
- Being a product of TOFWERK, a renowned company in the field of advanced analytical solutions.
Parramon Exportap not only rigorously commits to each stage of the cork selection process, ensuring the highest quality of the raw material, but also integrates sustainable practices into our entire cork stopper manufacturing process.
Our sustainability is global. For over 60 years, we have been acquiring the best cork from all over Spain, from Salamanca, through Toledo, Extremadura, Huelva, and Seville. Always conducting sustainable extraction that benefits the trees, and maintains the forests.
Our commitment to sustainability also extends to our production chain. In our facilities, we have 2500 m² of solar panels that help power our processes with clean energy. In addition, we have adopted practices of reusing collected water, ensuring responsible management of this vital resource.
But what really sets us apart is our innovative approach to cork. We are the only company that uses the outer part of the cork, known as the back or wood, to generate biomass. This decision has allowed us to completely eliminate the use of fossil fuels in our manufacturing. Furthermore, we ensure nothing is wasted: all the dust produced in our processes is utilized, bringing us closer to our goal of zero waste.
This global responsibility not only allows us to offer products of the highest quality, but also reflects our deep commitment to the environment, the preservation of cork oak forests, and the environment.